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  • SINGAPORE, May 20- The dollar hit a two-month high against the yen on Wednesday, staying on firm footing after strong U.S. housing data the previous day offered hopeful signs for the U.S. economy's second-quarter growth. The dollar rose as high as 120.93 yen as of 0050 GMT, its highest level since March 20. The dollar was last up 0.2 percent on the day at 120.90 yen.

  • Japan's economy grows faster than expected Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Japan's economy staged an encouraging comeback in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year.

  • Japan machinery orders will be a non-event: CIBC   Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 7:54 PM ET
    Japan machinery orders will be a non-event: CIBC

    Patrick Bennett, FX strategist at CIBC, explains why Japanese markets will have a fairly muted reaction to Monday's machinery orders data and discusses the recent movements in dollar-yen.

  • Japan's machinery orders recover in March Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 7:53 PM ET

    Japan's machinery orders rose 2.9 percent on month in March, slightly better than the 1.8 percent forecast from a Reuters poll of economists.

  • May 14- QE may or may not be working for Japan's economy but it sure is doing equity investors there a world of good. With about two thirds of the listed firms on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section having reported, analysts are expecting record profits of more than 20 trillion yen for fiscal 2014. Profits are especially strong among electronics...

  • The euro surged past $1.14 for the first time since February in early trade in Europe and the yen broke back through 119 yen to its highest in two weeks. Sterling, resurgent since UK elections last week, hit a six-month high of $1.5795. "We've just hit stops this morning, there's nothing more than that," said Peter Kinsella, a currency strategist with Germany's...

  • FOREX-Dollar recoils as retail sales sting, kiwi soars Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    SYDNEY, May 14- The dollar languished at three-month lows against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday after surprisingly soft retail sales prompted investors to wonder if the Federal Reserve can afford to hike interest rates at all this year. Against the yen, the greenback slid to a two-week trough of 119.03, while the euro came within a whisker of a...

  • FOREX-Euro climbs as Bund/Treasuries yield gap shrinks Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    *German GDP disappoints, France surprises on upside. LONDON, May 13- The euro brushed aside weaker-than-expected German growth numbers on Wednesday, drawing support from a narrowing yield gap between Bunds and U.S. The euro was up broadly, rising 0.4 percent to $1.1260 and 0.3 percent to 134.81 yen.

  • *Sees FY net profit up 3.5 percent to nearly $19 bln. TOKYO, May 8- Toyota Motor Corp said it will crank net profit up to a third straight record this year as cost cuts and rising U.S. sales offset weaker business elsewhere, building on bumper earnings last year powered largely by foreign-exchange gains. That's conservative compared with 120 yen currently, implying...

  • TOKYO, May 8- Toyota Motor Corp said it will crank net profit up to a third straight annual record this year, as rising U.S. sales offset weaker business in Asia after last year's bumper earnings were powered by foreign exchange gains and cost cuts. That's below the average estimate of 2.44 trillion yen from a Thomson Reuters survey of 27 analysts.

  • TOKYO, May 8- Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it expected a third straight year of record profit, with rising sales in the U.S. auto market helping it to a modest improvement after a bumper year powered by foreign exchange windfalls and cost cuts. After net profit jumped 19 percent in the year ended March to 2.17 trillion yen, the world's top-selling automaker said...

  • Toyota operating profit could hit record high: Pro   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    Toyota operating profit could hit record high: Pro

    Koji Endo, managing director at Advanced Research, outlines his expectations for Toyota Motor, which is set to announce its earnings for the year to March on Friday.

  • *Greece debt talks hit snags. NEW YORK, May 5- The dollar skidded from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks against the euro as a mixed batch of U.S. economic data added to uncertainty about the pace of future interest rate increases. "May seasonality calls for U.S. dollar gains, but Friday's non-farm payrolls release will be the ultimate determinant...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies, supported by signs that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing after a recent soft patch. Volumes was thin, with most of Europe shut for the May Day holiday. "The numbers were mixed and while there has been some improvement in the...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies, supported by signs that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing after a recent soft patch. "I don't think these numbers change the narrative for the dollar and we expect the dollar to trade in a range pretty soon," said John Doyle,...

  • LONDON, May 1- The dollar rose against the yen and bounced from a two-month low against a basket of currencies on Friday, drawing encouragement from signs that a recent patch of soft economic data may be coming to an end. Volumes, though, were on the lower side with most of Europe shut for May Day and the focus squarely on UK manufacturing PMI and ISM manufacturing data...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, May 1- The euro stood near two-month highs against the dollar and yen on Friday, having rallied for a second session on the back of a surge in German yields as fears of deflation in Europe eased just a little. The euro last fetched $1.1210, not far from a two-month peak of $1.1267 scaled overnight, having clawed its way back from a 12- year low of $1.0457...

  • Japan's inflation ticks up, bolstering BOJ stance Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:44 PM ET

    Japan's inflation ticked up in March in a small sign of progress in the Bank of Japan's two-year-long effort to kick start the long-moribund economy.

  • SYDNEY, May 1- The euro stood at two-month highs against the dollar and yen early on Friday, having rallied for a second session on the back of another surge in German yields as fears of deflation in Europe eased just a little. The common currency last fetched $1.1215, not far from the overnight peak of $1.1267. It has clearly broken above its recent $1.0457- $1.10625...

  • *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, posts best month in 4-1/ 2 years. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar rose against the Japanese yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.